Practicing Democracy in the Classroom
Points out that democratic techniques are more effective in teaching good citizenship than laissez-faire and authoritarian methods.
Democracy Cold War Anti-communism Anticommunism Social guidance
Subject: A Progressive Conservative Idea
There are some rather odd touches, like the skeptic Harold, who sounds like a canidate for the Michigan Militia, or the student that brings in the vent figure. Also, the way that class is conducted is a bit over the top; it is not necessary to vote for officials to have a democratic classroom. However, making the classroom a community where mutual respect is fostered is. And just as the film states, this is a system that can work at any level and any subject. What better to base how you run a classroom than using the ideas of the Constitution?
Subject: "I'm sorry Jimmy, you've failed. Deport at once"
Subject: Practicing Democracy in the Classroom
Ratings: Camp/Humor Value: ***. Weirdness: ***. Historical Interest: *****. Overall Rating: ****. Also available on Teenage Turmoil, Vol. 6.